Recent and Past Grants

Los Altos Community Foundation has granted over $1.3 million dollars to local non-profits, programs, schools, and public-benefit causes through its Community Grants.


“CG” represents grants given by LACF’s Grantmaking committee. This committee is made up of community members and awards grants three times a year. These grants are funded in partnership with the David and Lucille Packard Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation

“E3” represents grants given by LACF’s E3 Youth in Philanthropy program. For students in 8th-12th grades, E3 teaches community service, leadership, and grantmaking. The program solicits grant applications and awards approximately $10,000 in grants each Spring.

OrganizationCGE3FY 16
Adolescent Counseling ServicesE3
American Cancer Society, Relay for LifeCGY
American Red CrossE3
American Red CrossCG
Animal Assisted HappinessCGY
Assistance League of Los AltosY
Bay MagazineE3
Bill Wilson CenterY
Bring Me A BookE3
Bullis Booster CampCG
Cantabile SingersY
Center for Age-Friendly ExcellenceCGY
Child Advocates for YouthCG
Child Advocates of Silicon ValleyE3Y
Child Advocates of Silicon ValleyCG
Children’s Health CouncilCG
City of Los AltosCG
City of Los Altos Environmental CommitteeCG
Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)CGY
Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)E3
Community Roundtable (LACF)CG
Community School of Music and ArtsE3
Community School of Music and ArtsCGY
Community Services Agency (CSA)CGY
Day Worker CenterCGY
E3-Youth PhilanthropyCGY
East Palo Alto Youth CourtE3
El Camino Hospital – Road RunnerCG
El Camino Hospital-RotocareCG
Family & Children ServicesCG
Family Engagement Institute (FEI)CGY
Fresh Lifelines for YouthE3
Fresh Lifelines for YouthCG
Friends of Deer HollowCGY
Funeral Education FundCG
Girls for a ChangeCG
Glorious Fourth Community Picnic (LACF)CG
Grateful Garment ProjectCG
Guatemala Preschool ProjectE3
Healthier Kids FoundationCG
Health TrustCG
Heart2Heart TeensCG
Hidden VillaCGY
Hidden VillaE3
History House Education CenterCG
Just ReadCGY
Kick, Lead, & Dream (KLD) Soccer CampCGY
Kick, Lead, & Dream (KLD) Soccer CampE3Y
Knit TogetherE3
KQED Public RadioCG
Krause Center For InnovationCG
Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD)CG
Living ClassroomCGY
Living ClassroomE3
Los Altos Community Values YouthCG
Los Altos Cultural AssociationCG
Los Altos Dispute Resolution Service (LADRS) (LACF)CGY
Los Altos Festival of LightsCGY
Los Altos ForwardCGY
Los Altos Forward – First FridayCGY
Los Altos High SchoolE3
Los Altos High SchoolCG
Los Altos History MuseumCGY
Los Altos Parent PreschoolCG
Los Altos Police DepartmentCG
Los Altos Prepare (LACF)CG
Los Altos School DistrictCG
Los Altos School DistrictE3
Los Altos Stage CompanyCGY
Los Altos Village Association (LAVA)CGY
Los Altos, City of, Downtown Artistic Bike Rack CompetitionCGY
Marine Sciences InstituteCG
Math UnboxedE3
Mentor-Tutor ConnectionCGY
Mingbo GongE3
Morning Forum of Los AltosCGY
Mothers Against PovertyCG
Mountain View High SchoolCG
Mountain View High SchoolE3
Mountain View Los Altos High School DistrictCG
Mountain View Parent Nursery SchoolCG
Mountain View Police Activities LeagueCGY
Mountain View Police Activities League (Cops & Gobblers)E3Y
Music for MinorsCG
MVLA Challenge TeamCGY
MVLA ScholarsCGY
My New Red ShoesE3Y
Neutra HouseCGY
Neutra HouseCG
Next DoorCG
Oriki Mentoring ProgramE3
Oriki TheatreCG
Pacific Stroke AssociationCG
Palo Alto Youth CourtE3
Partners for Elder GenerationsCG
Peninsula BridgeCGY
Peninsula BridgeE3
Peninsula Stroke AssociationCG
Peninsula SymphonyCGY
Peninsula Women’s ChorusCG
Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT)CGY
Prime TimeCG
Project OutletE3
Project SentinelCG
Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT)CG
Ronald McDonald HouseE3
San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtCG
Schola CantorumCG
Senior New WaysCGY
Silicon for SocietyE3
Silicon Valley FacesCG
Sky’s the LimitCG
South Asian Heart CenterCG
Special Needs Aquatic ProgramCG
Spice Ain’t Nice education programE3
STEMist DollE3
Students for ChangeE3
Support Network for Battered Women (YWCA)CG
Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO)CGY
The TerracesCG
Usangule Food for ThoughtE3Y
Westwind 4-H RidingCGY
Ye Olde Towne BandCGY
YES ReadingCG
YMCA – Project CornerstoneCG
Youth Forensics LeagueE3